BJC 12, Durham, 1999
BJC # 12 8-11.4.1999
DURHAM. The Graham Sports Centre, Maiden Castle, Durham, DH1 3SE.
with the assistance of all the Durham City Jugglers.
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Adult pass £36.50, Child pass (10-16) £20, Family pass (2 Adult, 2 Children) £100.
Pre-registration saved £5 (or more) on the full ticket price.
Rooms £63 (Bed and breakfast), Convention T-Shirt £8.
This is a picture of the front of the T shirt.
Pink Yo-yo which was sponsored by Vipa juggling equipment.
Held in Middlesbrough Town Hall.
Stage managed by Sarah Miller.
On Friday night there was a BTEC Student Showcase, a collaboration between Circus Space and Circomedia, put together by Rod Laver. One of the acts from that showcase was so outstanding they was asked to perform in the Public Show.
Later on Friday night was a fire show show choreographed by Jim and Anna of Cosmos Jugglers.
These were called the Juggling Olympics and were organised by the Chocfest Squad from York.
Notes and other details
The 40 minute journey to the show in Middlesbrough with a convoy of double decker buses full of jugglers was a memorable part of the convention for many.
Some locals put on their own fire show on the riverbank opposite the convention site .
The (non-camping) accommodation was at the Houghall Agricultural College across the road from the sports centre.
Alan Plotkin was unable to film BJC99 so Ken the Juggler volunteered to produce a video .
Marquees courtesy of Jeff Dobson.
Budget and other costs
Total expenditure was £37,000
BJC 12 made a surplus (profit) of £3,600 after all expenses.
BJC 12 paid its two directors £150 each (it actually bought them a new sleeping bag and thermarest each).
BJC 12 made loans to future BJCs of £1000 which is still being passed forward.
BJC 12 paid to repair damage to a floor after the Durham juggling convention 2009.
BJC 12 helped fund two performers for the public show for Derby BJC.
There was a consultation on how to use the surplus in 2002.